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Police Blotter, May 5, 2013

Unbelted toddler killed in Appling wreck

Posted: May 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Emergency personnel help a postal worker who was injured Thursday when his truck was hit by a car and overturned. The carrier suffered non-life-threatening injuries at about 11 a.m. as he slowed to turn onto Marie Street or the turn lane for Town Park Lane on N. Belair Road, according to Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Edward Laturell. An Acura, driven by Jason Sanders, 28, of Evans, moved from the inside to the outside lane and rear-ended the postal truck, which spun into a stop sign and flipped over. A passerby, George Fuller, pulled the carrier from the truck before emergency personnel arrived. Sanders was found at fault for the wreck, Laturell said.   Photo By Valerie Rowell
Photo By Valerie Rowell
Emergency personnel help a postal worker who was injured Thursday when his truck was hit by a car and overturned. The carrier suffered non-life-threatening injuries at about 11 a.m. as he slowed to turn onto Marie Street or the turn lane for Town Park Lane on N. Belair Road, according to Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Edward Laturell. An Acura, driven by Jason Sanders, 28, of Evans, moved from the inside to the outside lane and rear-ended the postal truck, which spun into a stop sign and flipped over. A passerby, George Fuller, pulled the carrier from the truck before emergency personnel arrived. Sanders was found at fault for the wreck, Laturell said.

Unbelted toddler killed in Appling wreck

An Augusta toddler died in a Thursday afternoon wreck that seriously injured her mother.

Sky Allen, 2, died from injuries she sustained in a single-car crash on Ray Owens Road in front of North Columbia Elementary School, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins. An autopsy was to be performed Friday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta, Collins said.

Her mother, Marina Middlebrooks, 27, of Norton Boulevard, Augusta, was airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where she was stable, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

At about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, the Honda CRV Middlebrooks was driving north on Ray Owens Road drifted across oncoming traffic and off the road, Morris said. The sport utility vehicle hit a tree, Morris said. No other vehicles were involved.

The toddler was not restrained in the front seat at the time of the wreck, Collins said.

The wreck is still under investigation, Morris said.

The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:

Man seen breaking into car at restaurant

Two men told authorities Monday that they saw a man break into a car outside an Evans restaurant.

One of the men said he was inside the Applebee’s at 4365 Towne Centre Drive at about 10:20 p.m. when he saw a man wearing green pants and a gray sweatshirt run down the stairs to the lower parking lot next to the restaurant. The man then heard a loud noise from the same area and saw the thief had broken a window out of a parked Acura. He saw the thief go into the car and called 911. While on the phone with a dispatcher, the man said he saw the thief take several items, get into a white Dodge Intrepid and leave.

While watching the thief, the man told another man, who also saw the thief steal items from the car.

Motorist exposes himself on I-20

A woman told deputies Wednesday that a man driving on Interstate 20 the previous day exposed himself to her.

The 31-year-old woman said she was driving west on I-20 near the rest area at about 4 p.m. A man driving a Dodge Ram truck next to her lifted himself up and showed the woman his penis. The man then began to stroke his penis in a sexual manner.

The woman wrote down the man’s license plate number. She was able to positively identify him by his driver’s license photo.

Woman suspects ex-beau cut tires

A Grovetown woman called authorities Tuesday afternoon suspecting her ex-boyfriend damaged her vehicle the previous night.

The 22-year-old woman said someone came into her yard and destroyed two tires on her car at about 3 a.m. The woman said her vehicle was unlocked and she found a note inside that looks like her ex’s handwriting.

Employee, coworkers harassed

An employee of a Martinez car dealership said Monday that someone spread profanity to her and about her to colleagues via text message.

The employee said she received a test message while at work from an unknown number. The employee said the text message stated, “Hey, this is (the victim’s name) I am horny please **** me.” The message also was sent to several of the employee’s co-workers.

The employee said she’s made previous reports with authorities about text messages.

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